2016 NPAFC Internship Program

Established by Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean




The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) invites citizens from its member countries (Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, and USA) to apply for the NPAFC Internship Program.  One intern will be accepted upon approval of the Commission.  The intern will work at the NPAFC Secretariat office in Vancouver, BC, Canada.


The intern will gain experience and knowledge in operations of the NPAFC and will have the opportunity to test their interest in international governmental organizations, management, fisheries, biology, ecology, and fisheries enforcement.  The intern will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and/or his designate.  In general, the intern will assist in a variety of tasks, including


  • plan, develop, and complete an individual project in communication, scientific or administrative areas,
  • prepare information for and provide support to special projects,
  • assist organizing and editing various NPAFC publications,
  • coordinate international cooperative programs and assist Secretariat activities


Internship period:  Starts on or about September 1, 2016, for a period up to a maximum of 6 months.  The intern is expected to perform their tasks at the Secretariat office on a daily basis, Monday-Friday, 7.5 hours per day.


Qualifications:  Applicants must be a citizen of a NPAFC member country, have a university degree, the ability to read, write, and speak English, the ability to use computers and the internet; and demonstrated personal initiative.  Applicants must currently be a part of the government or academic sector, a recent graduate, or currently enrolled in school for an advanced degree.


Financial support:  NPAFC will provide a stipend of $2,500 CDN per month.  Travel cost to and from the intern’s place of residence and the location of the Secretariat office and cost of medical insurance will be at the intern’s own expense or by home country support.  Travel expenses associated with the Intern’s work in the Secretariat will be covered by NPAFC.


Applications:  Completed applications must include all of the following:

  • cover letter describing the applicant’s interests and qualifications,
  • resume showing academic and/or work experience,
  • three professional letters of reference

Email the completed application to secretariat@npafc.org by March 16, 2016.


For complete information:  Go to http://www.npafc.org/new/about_internship.html and contact the NPAFC Secretariat for questions at secretariat@npafc.org.


North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

Suite 502, 889 West Pender Street

Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 3B2

E-mail: secretariat@npafc.org

Website:  http://www.npafc.org